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Top 5 Cocktails To Make From Home


Celebrate happy hour at home with these top 5 classic cocktails. All you need to mix up your drinks menu are a couple of different bottles, ice and some different shaped glasses. These timeless cocktails never go out of style and are easy to make in your very own home.

Hopefully in the not too distant future, happy hours and after work drinks will be back in the diary and our venues can’t wait to welcome you back!

1. Martini

Ingredients: 90ml gin or vodka, 30ml dry vermouth, olive and lemon peel to garnish.

Recipe: Add ingredients to ice-filled mixing glass or metal shaker. Stir, don’t shake, for about 10 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon peel and olive.

2. Margarita

Ingredients:  50ml Tequila, 35ml fresh squeezed lime juice, 15ml orange liqueur or triple sec.

Recipe: Rub a lime wedge over the rim of a rocks glass (or Margarita glass) then twist on a plate of coarse salt so it attaches. Place ingredients in cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Shake and strain into the glass over ice.

3. Champagne Cocktail

Ingredients: glass of Champagne or sparkling wine, 20ml brandy, white sugar cube, 2 dashes Angostura bitters.

Recipe: Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitter and sugar cube into a Champagne flute. Add cognac followed by gently pouring in the chilled champagne.

4. Dark & Stormy

Ingredients: 50ml dark rum, 100ml ginger beer, 25ml lime juice, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters.

Recipe: Fill glass with ice, add all the ingredients and gently stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.

5. Tom Collins

Ingredients: 50ml Gin, 25ml lemon/lime juice, 25ml sugar syrup, 125ml chilled soda water, ice.

Recipe: Pour gin, lemon/lime juice and sugar syrup into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a glass half filled with ice. Top with soda water.

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  • Discounts on future visits or stays
  • Exclusive member offers, such as upgrades or welcome drinks
  • Vouchers to spend on future experiences

Although many of our venues are currently closed, you can still plan things to look forward to later in the year. You can book a future experience at a Vantage hotel or restaurant online, with many operators offering flexible booking arrangements for when plans change. Remember to book with our hotels directly for the best rate and check your Vantage loyalty account to see if you can redeem points for a little treat.